Bottom line Source: Andrew Martonik / Android Central Ultimately, the WF-SP800N are the better choice unless you absolutely need a wireless charging or compact charging case. The WF-SP800N's buds last much longer and their total battery life is only a smidge less than what is found on the Pixel Buds. You'll also get IP55 dust and water resistance versus IPX4 with the Pixel Buds. You don't really need to know what that means, just know that the WF-SP800N are designed for more intense workouts and situations where you might be hit with water. Just don't fully submerge them or use them in workouts such as swimming. … [Read more...] about Sony WF-SP800N vs. Google Pixel Buds (2020): Which should you buy?
Then there's the matter of Android in general on tablets. This is a form factor a lot of companies gave up on years ago, and as such, the selection of apps that are properly optimized for larger displays leaves a lot to the imagination. Most apps rotate horizontally so that you can use them in whichever orientation you'd like, but that's only half of the equation. When it comes to rearranging UI elements so that apps take full advantage of the larger screen real-estate, this is something even Google apps don't do a good job of. Most apps just feel like they're being stretched across the screen rather than adding anything useful to the tablet form factor, and time and time again, this is one of my biggest issues with using any Android tablet. It's nothing you can blame Samsung for — it's just the harsh reality of releasing an Android tablet in 2020. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review: You should just buy an iPad
Apple already sells Beats products in its retail stores, and just last month Beats began offering a way to subscribe to its streaming music service using Apple's in-app purchase, something that gives Apple a cut of its subscription revenue. That service competes with Apple's iTunes Radio in part by offering playlists curated by celebrities and musicians, however Beats requires a paid plan that gives users full access to that entire streaming music catalog. In recent months, Apple has said to be developing its own similar service, possibly for use on Android devices, that would augment its own free service. … [Read more...] about Apple reportedly near $3.2 billion Beats acquisition
July 2008 - born of infamy The Beats by Dr. Dre headphones got everything started. Manufactured by Monster Cable, a company that already had a reputation for “premium” products that didn’t match their own hype, this set of cans didn’t inspire the warmest of critical receptions. It was priced at a shade under $350 and relied on a bombastic launch campaign and Dr. Dre’s notoriety to sell. What matters is that it did, helped in no small part by Apple itself, which sold the Beats headphones in its online and retail stores. September 2009 - Lady Gaga's Heartbeats "Beats by Dre and Monster have teamed up with pop music and fashion icon Lady Gaga to bring you Heart Beats." From the moment they were announced, these in-ear buds signaled a manifestly different way for promoting audio gear: they were more about fashion and aspiration than sound quality. Lady Gaga led the way in associating her brand image with that of Beats — something that many … [Read more...] about The epic visual history of Beats by Dre